The 62nd World Science Fiction Convention

  • Sept. 2-6, 2004
  • Boston, MA

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January 06, 2003

Noreascon Four Will Award Retro Hugos

We're delighted to announce that we will be awarding Retrospective Hugo Awards for 1953 at the 62nd World Science Fiction Convention.

Retrospective ("Retro") Hugos may be awarded by any Worldcon held 50, 75, or 100 years after a Worldcon at which Hugo Awards were not given. The "Retro Hugos" will be awarded at Noreascon Four because no Hugos were announced at the 1954 Worldcon, SFCon, in San Francisco, CA.

Noreascon Four will provide extensive information about the literature, art, dramatic presentations, and fannish activities of 1953 during the nomination and voting processes.

If you would like to help or make suggestions, please write us at with your comments. Information regarding published works, fanzines, individuals, films, and so on, will be posted to our web site at during 2003.

For more information about the Retrospective Hugo Awards, see the World Science Fiction Society constitution (Section 3.13).

Members of Noreascon Four and Torcon 3 (the 2003 Worldcon) will be eligible to nominate for both the 2004 Hugo Awards and the Retrospective Hugo Awards for 1953. The Hugo awards are granted for work first published in 2003.